Monday, April 20, 2009

Gmail Tips for Newbie Bloggers

Did you know you can have multiple email addresses with Gmail without changing your basic user name?

I discovered a hidden feature about Gmail that most people don't know. Here's how it works.

If you don't have a Gmail address, go to Google Mail and set up a free acount. Now suppose you want to have a number of email addresses so you can track or archive the source of different incoming emails but you don't want to change your basic Gmail name.

First method - Add a plus (+) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address. Example: if your email address is, you could also use something like Or The emails will all come to your basic address.

Second method - Use one or several dots (periods) anywhere you like in your email address. Gmail doesn't care where you put the dot. It will recognize and send your emails to your basic email address. Example: You could use, or, or

The next post will feature a comparison of Blogger vs. Wordpress as your free host.

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